Gallup: 61% Say They’re Better Off Under Trump, 62% Give Him Credit for Economy

Craig Bannister | February 13, 2020 | 12:03pm EST
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Sixty-one percent of Americans believe they are better off today with President Donald Trump than they were at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, a newly-released Gallup poll shows.

Not only are they better off, but 62% credit Trump, rather than Obama, and a majority say it’s easier to buy things today:

  • 61% feel better off than three years ago,
  • 62% credit Trump either “a Great Deal” or ”a Fair Amount” for Economic Improvement,
  • 52% say it’s easier “to go and buy things in the stores than it was three years ago.”

The 61% of Americans who say they are better off than they were three years ago is more than ten percentage points higher than similar results of Gallup polls in the 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2012 election cycles.

“The current results, from a Jan. 16-29 Gallup poll, echo record highs, measured earlier in January,” Gallup reports.

Americans also give Trump more credit for the “improvement in the state of the economy in the past few years” than they give former President Barack Obama. While 62% give Trump either a “Great Deal” (37%) or “Fair Amount” (25%) of credit, 51% say Obama deserves credit (26% “Great Deal,” 25% “Fair Amount”).

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